From the Peoria Journal Star:
The 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth on Thursday is more than a passing fancy for a group of Knox College students, who have created a “Lincoln Shrine” in their residence hall this year.
On one of their living room walls, the nine seniors in the Peterson House have assembled Lincoln items, from the profound to the lighthearted. A sign on the wall proclaims “The P-House Lincoln Shrine” – the word “Lincoln” appropriately spelled out with 64 pennies.
The project began last summer, when three residents of the house – Alexandra Clark of Bloomington, Ashley Konicki of Oak Lawn and Shannon Liston of Sterling – worked as counselors at Camp Abe Lincoln, a YMCA summer camp for children and young adults in Blue Grass, Iowa.